The English Beat

The English Beat

Shark Punch

Sat · December 29, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$29 in advance / $34 at the door

This event is all ages

This show is sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist here.

The English Beat
The English Beat
Current Lineup
Dave Wakeling
Lead Vocals/Guitar

Matt Morrish

Kevin Lum

Minh Quan

Brian "Nucci" Cantrell

Antonee First Class

Mark London Simms

There are certain things one just isn’t bold enough to ever expect… [one] such moment was seeing ska legends/pioneers English Beat… I’ve sent countless evenings at ska shows while growing up, but this was the perfect first/biggest ska show of 2010. – BEYOND RACE MAGAZINE

The English Beat’s influence was incalculable… - Allentown Morning Call

"... [Dave] Wakeling and his crew played 90 minutes worth of hits, deep cuts, some General Public chestnuts and a few new songs… every song was met with recognition and applause." – River Front Times

"[The English Beat are] more popular now than ever." – San Francisco Chronicle

[Dave Wakeling] has assembled an incredible band and is playing his hits with the same raucous enthusiasm that made The English Beat one of the biggest acts of the New Wave Era… Every time they play, The Brew [San Luis Obispo, CA] is packed to the gills with an audience bouncing in unison." – SLO New Times

"People were spilling out the doors by the time [English Beat] went on stage and the palpable joy was in the air when they started… With lyrics about unity, peace, love and partying, and a beat that’s guaranteed to get you out of your seat, their music will always be dancetastic." – The New York Examiner

[The English Beat continues to take] on 2 tone, ska, reggae and new wave, still dishing out on issues of strife and discontentment at times, but always with a happy, danceable tune… drawing large audiences and still has a growing fan base" – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

"[Dave Wakeling of The English Beat] is a musician who seems to genuinely enjoy performing, and even those new to the Beat couldn’t help but get swept up in the infectious brand of "happy" music, as one put it." – Napa Valley Register

"In 2010, [The English Beat] remains on fire, opening their set with a rousing cover of The Staple Singers classic I’ll Take You There. If the excitement wasn’t at a fevered pitch by then, their second song I Confess brought the entire Gibson Amphitheatre to their collective feet. The song still sounds as fresh and lively today as it did when KROQ was granting it massive airplay back in 1982. Another cover followed, a skankin’ version of Tears Of A Clown, originally by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles." – Highwire Daze

"As always, the English Beat's sound is a driving blend of ska, punk, rock and reggae that's made for dancing." – Daily Local News
Shark Punch
Shark Punch
Coming straight outta the East Bay, CA punk scene, Shark Punch is an energetic, electrifying, brass driven
8 piece Ska Punk band. Though classified as a "SkaPunk" band the boys love to take blends of other
genres/styles of music and reach farther than just your usual ska. Like tapping into harder punk genres,
diving into surf themes and also throwing in a blend of rocksteady attitude
The band first got together in 2014 as a group of guys who had a drive for making ska punk music and
needed that creative outlet. Together they formed Shark Punch and quickly got to work on their
sound. After spending a few months writing a few songs they realize that to be a skapunk band you need
horns. Since not knowing personally any horn players they set out to CSU East Bay to put out flyers
saying "Tromboners Wanted". To their surprise two trombone players answered the call
During December of 2015 they recorded their first independent album "Hope This Works" at Art of Ears
studio with well-known recording engineer Andy "Andro" Ernst who also recorded Green Day, Rancid
and other well-known recording artists.
Since their inception Shark Punch has played in many iconic Bay Area venues, festivals and colleges.
Venues/Festivals including DNA Lounge, 924 Gilman, Downtown Hayward Street Fair, Mayfest 2018 and
The Uptown.
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704